[Starlingx-discuss] Minutes: Community Call (May 10, 2023)

Khalil, Ghada Ghada.Khalil at windriver.com
Sun May 14 21:37:26 UTC 2023

Etherpad: https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-status

Minutes from the community call
May 10, 2023

Standing topics
- Build
     - Main Branch Debian Builds
          - Hit a number of build issues this week
          - openstack container image build failures encountered due to openstack branch deletion
          - Ildiko suggested reaching out on the openstack-discuss mailing list to ask about this and discuss how branches should be managed going forward. Action: ScottL
          - These issues are impacting builds on all branches
     - stx.6.0 Weekly RC Builds 
          - Blocked on the openstack branch deletion
          - Need to lock on a specific SHA since the branch is no longer
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/6.0/
     - stx.7.0 Weekly RC Builds
          - Blocked on the openstack branch deletion
          - Need to lock on a specific SHA since the branch is no longer
          - Build Output: http://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/7.0/
     - stx.8.0 Weekly RC Builds
          - Blocked on the openstack branch deletion
          - Need to lock on a specific SHA since the branch is no longer
          - Build Output: https://mirror.starlingx.cengn.ca/mirror/starlingx/rc/8.0/
     - CENGN Mirror Running Low on Space
          - Storage is limited. 
          - ScottL is investigating what snapshots can be deleted without impacting older builds.
          - The distro.os team is also asking for more snapshots which is putting pressure on the storage requirements for mirroring.
     - github Mirroring Issue
          - Email: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-April/014000.html
          - The majority of the mirroring is working now after manually updating the key.
          - The correct / longer term solution is to setup our own zuul configuration project for StarlingX and not piggy-back on openstack
              - Estimate is about 2wks of work
              - Raised in the build project team to determine if there are resources to do this work
          - Action: Greg to review the requirements for github mirroring to confirm if it's required for all repos or just a subset to meet k8s conformance requirements.
     - Transition from CENGN
          - As discussed in the PTG, CENGN will no longer be able to host the StarlingX builds.
          - Build team is working on transitioning the builds to WR infrastructure.
          - Timing: TBD
          - Status: Progressing, but slowly. Have an experimental env setup (not publich yet) and able to run ISO builds, but not containers builds yet.
- Sanity
     - Debian Main Branch Platform Sanity
          - Lab issues encountered during May 9 sanity: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014073.html
          - Additionally, no full successful builds after May 4. ISO builds are successful, but not container builds.
          - Last sanity email sent on May 2: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014041.html
              - Status: Green for SX. Green for DX.
     - Debian Main Branch stx-openstack Sanity
          - Encountered new openstack build issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/starlingx/+bug/2019015 due to the removal of the Ussuri branch
          - Last sanity email sent on Apr 11: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-April/013968.html
              - No sanity since Apr 11 due to build issues
- Gerrit Reviews in Need of Attention
     - tools repo reviews - Virtual Env Setup
          - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/880870         
          - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/882728         
          - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/881832         
          - https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/882174
          - Recommendation is to focus on adding/engaging 2 core reviewers instead of adding everyone
     - From previous meetings: Fixes to libvirt env: https://review.opendev.org/c/starlingx/tools/+/863735
          - Review comments provided in Nov; still waiting for author (Scott Kamp) to respond/address review comments
          - Jan 18: Some activity in the review as of Jan 15
          - Feb 1: Alternative fix proposed on Jan 18; waiting for ScottK's review
          - Feb 15: ScottK is going back to this
          - Mar 22: Next action is w/ ScottK; As per today's meeting, he'll be looking at the comments
          - Apr 11: Review is still open. Next action is w/ ScottK (the author)
          - May 4: ScottK lost his setup, so needs to recover the review
     - Reference Links:
          - Active Branch (open): https://review.opendev.org/q/projects:starlingx+is:open+branch:+master
          - Active Branch (merged): https://review.opendev.org/q/projects:starlingx+is:merged+branch:master

Topics for this week
- Project One Pager Update
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014052.html
     - Final version is available after review with marketing team. Ready to merge.
- StarlingX Gathering at Summit 
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014068.html
     - If attending, please RSVP: https://openinfrafoundation.formstack.com/forms/starlingx_5th_anniversary_celebration
- StarlingX Zoom Meet-Up 
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014069.html
     - Scheduled for May 11 / Coordinated by the opendev foundation
- TSC Election
     - https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-May/014072.html
- stx.9.0 Release Update
     - https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/stx-releases  -- May 10 meeting notes
     - Did not meet Milestone-2 today as a large number of features don't have dates yet
     - Re-forecasted by 2wks from May 10 to May 24

ARs from Previous Meetings
- None

Open Requests for Help
- Issue w/ pxebooting a second node on StarlingX
     - Question raised on the community call (Apr 26) by Kevin
     - The initial node installs/boots correctly, but but an identical second node doesn't. This setup is using vmare to run StarlingX in VMs.
     - Status: Open / Greg has some information to share, but isn't sure how to get in touch w/ Kevin
- Build System Setup
     - Question was posted on IRC by Kevin
     - StarlingX documentation has a lot of outdated information. It took a lot of digging to find the right documentation for setting up a build env with minikube.
     - Requested that Kevin open an LP to the doc team and/or send an email to the mailing list w/ more details to the mailing list
     - Status: Open / No email sent to the mailing list yet. Unsure if LP was opened.
- Support for StarlingX 8 setup bring up
     - Reported by Prashanthi
     - Email thread: https://lists.starlingx.io/pipermail/starlingx-discuss/2023-April/014026.html
     - Status: Open / Discussion is active on the mailing list. Greg providing assitance. The issues are related to date/time issues on servers being setup as well as firewall issues

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